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Freegal music gives library patrons access to over 7 million songs from more than 25,000 labels including the Sony Music catalog.

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  • 5 free mp3 downloads a week
  • No DRM
  • Apps for Apple and Android devices
  • No special software required for desktops or laptops



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Get instant access to our popular eMagazine collection online, provided by our Flipster digital newsstand.


  • About 20 exclusive titles
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  • Some titles contain additional interactive features, such as links to other resources
  • Full-text searching
  • Works on any computer or handheld with a browser and Internet
  • Offline reading available for Android tablets (v. 4.2 & up) and iPad

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Get access to even more eMagazines through our Zinio digital newsstand.

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  • About 100 titles with same articles as in print versions.
  • May contain additional interactive features, such as animations and links to videos 
  • Full-text searching
  • Unlimited checkouts and no due dates
  • Works on any computer or handheld with a browser and Internet
  • Some magazines require the Zinio app
  • To borrow from our Zinio Collection, you will need to create an account using an email and password. You check out magazines using your online account.
  • For offline reading, you can use the Zinio app to download a magazine. Download the app and login in using the same account you created online. You cannot check out titles through the app.

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eBooks & eAudiobooks

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OverDrive offers a variety of formats for PC, Mac or portable devices -- and eBooks in almost any web browser via OverDrive Read. If you use an eReader or portable device, get started here. 

Access our OverDrive collection.

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Technology and Business eBooks & eVideos

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Safari Tech and Business Books provides eBooks that are read online via your web browser.

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  • Technology, digital media and business eBooks and videos
  • 10,000 titles to choose from
  • Ideal ready-reference resource
  • Unlimited checkouts, no need for reserves
  • Titles always available
  • Full text searching
  • Can search several eBooks simultaneously
  • No download necessary
  • Mac compatibility
  • Need your library card number for remote access (outside the library)

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The Kiwanis Club of the University City presented its annual Citizen of the Year Awards Program at Headquarters Library.
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One girl with courage is a revolution.

More online sources of digital media

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The Library subscribes to Overdrive and Safari to provide premium eBooks and digital media, including bestselling fiction, popular authors, and timely nonfiction. Also available online are several non-commercial sources of eBooks and other digital media. Many free titles are classics and "public domain" works.

Here is a sampling of sources to explore:

*Many Project Gutenberg titles are available via OverDrive.